KDHE publishes guidelines in voter ID process

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of Vital Statistics has published the guidelines and the affidavit required for Kansas residents requesting a free birth certificate for the purposes of obtaining free photographic identification necessary to vote in government elections.

Starting this year, Kansans must present photo ID at the polls before voting in local and state government elections in accordance with the voter identification provision of the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act. A birth certificate is among the documents the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles will accept from Kansans applying for a free non-driver identification card.

To qualify for the free birth certificate from KDHE for purposes of acquiring a free photo ID from the Division of Vehicles, a person must:

  1. Not possess any documents listed as valid photographic identification documents under Kansas law
  2. Lack any of the documents necessary to prove identity
  3. Sign an affidavit attesting to items #1 and #2
  4. Be registered to vote in Kansas
  5. Have been born in Kansas

Kansans requesting a birth certificate for the purpose of obtaining a free non-driver identification card:

  • Will not be able to get a free driver’s license, just a non-driver identification card
  • Cannot simultaneously hold a Kansas driver’s license and a Kansas non-driver identification card
  • Will only be issued one birth certificate under this program
  • Can share the forms submitted under this program with other agencies

The state of Kansas guidelines and affidavit for obtaining a free birth certificate to be used in acquiring free voter identification can be found here: kdheks.gov/vital/birth_cert_voter_ID_guidance.htm.

For more on Voter ID and Voter Registration requirements, visit the Secretary of State’s “Got Voter ID” website at gotvoterid.com.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/kdhe-publishes-guidelines-in-voter-id-process/

Mary Layton

Mary Sue Enos Layton, 73, died Feb. 3, 2012, in Lawrence.

She was the daughter of Allen and Marjorie Newell Enos, Perry, born June 16, 1938. She graduated from Perry Rural High School.

She married James W. Layton July 1, 1968, in Ft. Worth, Texas, where they resided until his death in July 2005. She then returned to Kansas to be near family, as she was confined to nursing homes by Parkinson’s disease.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Zimri Allen.

She is survived by sisters, Emily Pechefsky, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Virginia Richards, Perry; and three brothers, Paul, Lawrence, Newell, Salem, Ore., and Richard Randall, Middletown, N.Y.

Her passion was walking events and she received a commendation from the American Heart Association for being a top fundraiser through walking.

Family and friends shared recollections at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka, Feb. 7. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newman, with a family graveside service.

Memorials can be made to Southside Church of Christ, 2101 Hemphill St., Ft Worth, Texas 76110; or Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care, 200 Maine, Lawrence, 66044.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/mary-layton/

James Biggs

James Ivan Biggs, 78, Perry, died Jan. 30, 2012, at his home after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born Sept. 9, 1933, at Independence, the son of Hugh and Elsie Anna Willenburg Biggs. He attended schools in Independence.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a master sergeant until he retired in 1993. He worked for the Federal Civil Service as a maintenance supervisor in Topeka for many years, also retiring in 1993.

He had formerly worked as the supervisor for the National Alfalfa Dehydrator in Grantville for many years.

He married Wanda Jean Dambacher July 18, 1955, at Bartlesville, Okla. She survives at the home.

Also surviving is one son, Rick Biggs, Perry; one daughter, Debbra Lake, Topeka; one brother, Hugh Biggs, Owasso, Okla.; one sister, Joann Barrett, Port Orchard, Wash.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 3. Inurnment was Feb. 4 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials can be made to Douglas County Hospice and sent in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/james-biggs/

Mabel Mae Peppard

Mabel Mae Peppard, 96, Oskaloosa, died Jan. 31, 2012, at the F.W. Huston Senior Living Care Center in Winchester.

She was born July 3, 1915, at Oskaloosa, the daughter of Andrew Harvey and Miami Florance Trower Brown.

A lifelong resident of Oskaloosa, she attended Oskaloosa public schools.

She was a Cradle Roll Member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and was a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 62 in Oskaloosa.

She was a cosmetologist for 45 years, owning and operating Mabel’s Modern Beauty Shop in Oskaloosa until her retirement in 1986.

She married George Rolla “Rollie” Peppard Oct. 22, 1936, at Oskaloosa. he preceded her in death May 26, 1978.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Peppard and Ona “Kay” Perkins, both of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Sam Peppard, and four sisters.

Funeral services were Feb. 4 at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Memorials can be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice or to the Religious Music Scholarship Trust c/o State Bank of Oskaloosa or to the Jefferson County Humane Society and sent in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/mabel-mae-peppard/

Rita Dickinson

Rita Ann Dickinson, 76, Oskaloosa, formerly of Leavenworth, died Jan. 31, 2012.

She was born April 4, 1935, in Inavale, Neb., the daughter of Raymond and Lillian Hutchinson Slawson.

She married John Roland Dickinson Aug. 16, 1953, in Tonganoxie. He preceded her in death May 7, 2008.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Gary.

Rita was a member of the Jarbalo United Methodist Church, Leavenworth.

Survivors include three sons, John, Jeff and Jay Dickinson, all of Leavenworth; two daughters, Joyce Simmons, Seymour, Mo., and Julie Tribble, Ft. Worth, Texas; three brothers, David, Ed and Lloyd Slawson, all of Tonganoxie; three sisters, Colene Botts, Lawrence, Rachel Hollingsworth, Augusta, and Barbara Say, Emporia; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 4 at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery, Leavenworth.

Memorials can be made to Hickory Pointe Care Center and sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, 604 E 4th Street, Tonganoxie, 66086.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/rita-dickinson/

Thomas Hattemer Sr.

Thomas H. “Tom” Hattemer Sr., 68, Oskaloosa, died Jan. 12, 2012, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

He was born March 4, 1943, at Topeka, the son of Harold LaVern and Lavina Ailene Thomas Hattemer. He was a 1961 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and attended E.C.P.I. computer training and Washburn University.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1966 to 1967. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. in Topeka and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Topeka for 13 years, retiring in 1998.

He married Bonnie Inkster July 20, 1963. They divorced. He married Teresa Denise Green May 21, 1984, at Oskaloosa. She survives.

Other survivors include one son, Thomas Harold Hattemer Jr., New Bavaria, Ohio; two daughters, Veronica Jean Pierson, Waterville, Ohio, and Sonya Eckoff, Topeka; two brothers, Terry Hattemer and Ed Hattemer, both Oskaloosa; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Hattemer, one grandson, Dustin Eckhoff, and a granddaughter, Sydnie Eckhoff.

Funeral services were Feb. 6 at the Barnett Family Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial was at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association or to the Jefferson County Friends of Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/thomas-hattemer-sr/

JAAA taking proposals for services till March 1

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is soliciting Request for Proposals from agencies and organizations in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties for the purpose of providing services for the elderly for the period of Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2013, in accordance with the Older Americans Act.

The agency will award contracts for nutrition services that include home-delivered meals and congregate meals. A proposal must be completed for each county where services are planned.

Request for Proposals are available at the JAAA office, 2910 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka.

Technical assistance to complete the proposal will be provided upon request.

For additional information, contact Marsha Ridinger at the JAAA office, 785-235-1367. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/jaaa-taking-proposals-for-services-till-march-1/

Births

St. Francis

Jerry Lewis and Ashley Hale, Topeka, girl, Feb. 9.

Ron and Patricia Cox, Carbondale, boy, Feb. 9.

Rlyn Freund and Kylie Mulligan, Scranton, girl, Feb. 9.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Barnwell, Topeka, girl, Feb. 9.

Stormont-Vail

Emanual Fulton and Ceirra McAferty, Topeka, boy, Feb. 7.

Christopher Dean Gorden and Kayla Bitler, Grantville, boy, Feb. 8.

Chad and Tracy Peters, Topeka, boy, Feb. 8.

Logan and Jenna Brammell, Harveyville, girl, Feb. 9.

Melissa Bouton, Topeka, girl, Feb. 9.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-09/births

Kansas Silent Film Festival features 1902 science fiction classic

The Midwest premiere of the 1902 short science fiction classic, “A Trip to the Moon,” will be one of the features at the 16th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival scheduled Feb. 24 and 25 in White Concert Hall at Washburn University. All festival events are free and the public is welcome.

16th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival popcorn movieCreated by special effects leader George Melies, this rare hand-colored version was the opening entry of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was featured prominently in the recent movie, “Hugo.”

Kansas City film historian, Denise Morrison, will provide introductions for the films and give an overview of the artists and the era of the silent films.

Accompaniment for the feature films and shorts will be provided by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

The festival concludes with an annual cinema dinner at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Tickets are $25 a person and reservations are required. Send payment to KSFF Cinema-Dinner, Box 2032, Topeka, 66601-2032.

from JeffCountynews.com http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2012/02/kansas-silent-film-festival-features-1902-science-fiction-classic/

Grand jury indicts in arson, drug cases

A federal grand jury Wednesday in Topeka indicted a man charged with arson in a Manhattan apartment complex fire, three Topekans accused of counterfeiting and two Arizona residents charged with possessing 109 pounds of cocaine in Shawnee County.

Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas, identified those indicted as:

— Juan Luis Diaz, 48, and Rosa Amelia R. Gomez, 50, both of Casa Grande, Ariz., who were charged with possession with intent to distribute 109 pounds, or more than 5 kilograms, of cocaine. The crime is alleged to have been committed Feb. 2 in Shawnee County.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-08/grand-jury-indicts-arson-drug-cases